The Ross operation in children: effects of aortic annuloplasty.

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BACKGROUND Autograft dilatation and progressive neoaortic regurgitation after the Ross procedure prompted us to perform routine aortic annuloplasty. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the success of this technical modification in preventing autograft failure requiring reoperation. METHODS From 1994 to 2005, 46 children and young adults with a mean… (More)

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